Extending learning into summer

Extending learning into summer

MSSummerCamps Incoming seventh and eighth-grade students enrolled in the science research program useda chemical reaction to investigate a question and solve a mystery.

It was a summer of fun and education, as Copiague Middle School students participated in the Copiague School District’s free summer enrichment program.

The camps, which ran for two weeks, allowed students the opportunity to fine tune their athletic skills, learn new fine art techniques and participate in various academic activities. Programs offered included music, drama and art classes, baseball, football and basketball clinics, as well as a science research program and other academic-centered programs.

Copiague UFSD Hosting Free Summer Lunch Program

To ensure students continue receiving proper nutrition during the summer months, the Copiague School District will offer free lunch for children 18 years old or younger, at no cost to local taxpayers. Six sites will be open Monday through Friday from July 14 through Aug. 22. There will be no residency or identification required; however, all meals must be eaten on site. Below is a list of sites, serving times and addresses.

Bethel Ame Church  11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

20 Simmons St., Copiague

Christian Life Center Church 12-1 p.m.

450 Bayview Ave., Amityville

Circle of Love Ministry Worldwide  12-1 p.m.

20 Reith St., Copiague

Copiague Middle School  11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

2650 Great Neck Road, Copiague

Great Neck Road Elementary School  11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

1400 Great Neck Road, Copiague

Hollywood Full Gospel Baptist Cathedral

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

3504 Great Neck Road, Amityville

Long Island Dance Force

Getting Happy with Geometry at SEW

SEWGeometry With
their creative thinking caps on, third-graders in Nicole Giannini’s class at
Copiague’s Susan E. Wiley Elementary School wrote a song about geometry. Set to
the tune of Pharrell’s hit song “Happy,” the students sang their tune for parents
and guests on June 6. “The song was a fun way for the students to learn about
geometry and a good use of their spelling words,” said Ms. Giannini.

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Top Senior Athletes


On Sunday, June 8, the Economic Opportunity Council of Suffolk and the Butch Dellecave Foundation recognized the top senior male and female athletes from each school. This year, Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School nominated seniors Michael Illicete and Zyare Brown for the award named in the honor of one of the founding fathers of the Suffolk Hall of Fame.



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Middle school eighth-graders marked a milestone in their educational careers, as they transitioned to the high school during the annual moving up ceremony on June 25. Held inside the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School gymnasium, the students marched in wearing their blue gowns as proud parents, families and friends documented the occasion.

“All of you will leave behind a positive legacy on our middle school, and I have the highest expectations as you are welcomed into the Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School,” said Principal Andrew Lagnado. “You are prepared, and you are ready for the academic rigor of the high school.”

Superintendent of Schools Charles A. Leunig added, “Become active citizens and participate in your high school community. I urge you to try new things, and break out of your comfort zone – challenge yourself!”

Valedictorian Andrea Campos and salutatorian Alexandra Saczawa spoke about their years at the middle school, their future at the high school and beyond. Following the presentation of diplomas, the class came together one final time as they marched out of the high school gymnasium, preparing to return in August for freshman orientation and begin their next educational milestone.

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National Winner
NationalWinnerWalter G. O’Connell Copiague High School senior Lindsay Griffiths has been named a winnerin the 2014 National Achievement Program. The National Achievement Scholarship Program exists specifically to honor academically talented Black Americans and is conducted by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. Her award is being underwritten by NMSC and provides a single payment of $2,500.Sign in or Register for Full Website Access

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Sportsmanship Honored

SoftballSportsmanshipPictured from left: Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High
School junior and softball co-captain Miranda Zanatta, coach Jean Ann Kohn and
junior and softball co-captain Priscilla Nuñez.

For the second consecutive year, the varsity softball team at Walter G. O’Connell Copiague High School received the
Sportsmanship Team of the Year Award from the Suffolk County Softball UmpiresAssociation. Only one varsity team within the county is given the award eachyear. “One of the foundations of Copiague softball is sportsmanship,” saidcoach Jean Ann Kohn. “To be honored two years in a row makes me extremely proud of my team.”


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